Tooro United FC vs KCCA FC -Match Preview | UPL

Startimes Uganda Premier League,

Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Tooro United vs KCCA FC | 4:30 pm (EAT) | St Paul’s Seminary Grounds, Fort portal

KCCA FC faces Tooro United FC at St Paul’s Seminary Grounds in the third game this season for the reigning league Champions.

The Kasasiro boys have played two games in the Uganda Premier League this season and have won both games, keeping clean sheets on both occasions in games against Wakiso Giants at home and Busoga United away.

The 13 times Uganda Premier League Champions will be hoping they can bounce back from the result in the continental game against Petro de Luanda that saw them miss out on a group stage slot in the CAF Champions League and proceeded to CAF Confederation Cup playoffs.

Muzamiru Mutyaba controls the ball in a previous game at Lugogo. The number 10 is out injured

KCCA’s opponents Tooro United FC will be playing their first game of the season in Fort portal after getting the all-clear sign from FUFA to play their home games from St Paul’s Seminary Grounds.

The last league fixture away between both teams played in Fortportal ended in a one-all draw in a closely contested game played at Buhinga grounds.

Team News

Coach Mike Mutebi’s charges will be boosted by the eligibility to play of new signings Keziron Kizito, Sam Ssenyonjo and Nigerian John Odumegwu who all traveled with the team to Fort Portal. All the three could feature against Tooro United FC

Musana Hassan (c) takes on Tooro’s Mahad Yaya in a league game in Buhinga last season

Assistant Manager Morley Byekwaso returns from the U20 CEACAFA tournament and will immediately claim his spot in the dugout.

Teenagers Steven Sserwadda and Anaku Sadat did not travel with the team and have been rested after their heavy involvement in the U 20 CECAFA tournament for over a fortnight.

Mustafa Kizza and Muzamiru Mutyaba did not travel with the team because of medical reasons. The pair is expected to be fit to play the next game. The pair joins Jurua Hassan, Julius Poloto and Sadam Juma who are still out injured.

Fast feet winger Simon Serunkuma made the traveling 18 and returns to Fort portal to play against his former club in very familiar territory.

Statistics

  1. In the last 14 games played between KCCA FC and Tooro United, KCCA FC has won 8 while Tooro has won 3 and both teams have shared spoils on threw occasions.
  2. All the three times both teams have shared spoils, KCCA FC has been away.
  3. KCCA has scored 24 times in the last 14 games against Tooro United FC while Tooro has scored 11 times in the last 14 games against KCCA FC
  4. KCCA FC has collected 27 points in the last 14 games played against Tooro United while the opponents have bagged 12 in the last 14 games.
Simon Serunkuma makes a run forward in a game against Onduparaka FC

Pre-match reactions

Morley Byekwaso;

We are motivated and want to bounce back from that result on the continent against Petro. Focus is now on the Startimes Uganda Premier League. We have players that could make their debut tomorrow. Keziron, Senyonjo and Odumegwu could all feature. We have talked to all the players and advised them to forget all that happened in the Champions League and focus on the league now. Unfortunately, Muzamiru and Kizza did not travel to Fort Portal but we have able replacements to fill their void. We have played two games in the league and won both with two clean sheets. We want to keep this momentum.

Morley Byekwaso on the UPL game against Tooro United FC
KCCA FC’s assistant manager Morely Byekwaso and Manager Mike Mutebi closely follow proceedings in a recent encounter at the Startimes Stadium,Lugogo

John Revita on the game against Tooro United FC

The coaches have prepared us quite well. The atitude in camp is good and the team chemistry too. We have put behind all that did not go well last week and want to focus on the task at hand. We want to pick a decent result in Tooro away and keep the belief.

John Revita on the game against Tooro United FC

John Revita beats his marker in a recent league game against Busoga United